Frank Mason had a sensational collegiate career at the University of Kansas. He averaged 13 points and 4 assists per game over his four years in which he played in 145 games.
Mason was a three-year starter at KU, but he also had a good role his freshman year. He was originally committed to Towson before he was ruled ineligible due to failing a class. He played 16 minutes a game his freshman year and then averaged 33.5 minutes a game each of the next two. His senior season his minutes went up even more as he played 36 minutes a game.
Frank took his play to the next level during his senior campaign. He became the first Big 12 player to ever average 20 points and 5 assists per game throughout a whole season. He also lead the Jayhawks to their 13th consecutive conference title. Mason also earned the Wooden Award and AP Player of the Year for his great play in his senior season.
Frank Mason improved so much during college, as he worked hard to improve his game. He will be able to be a backup point guard right off the bat. He is an elite finisher around the rim and he also was fantastic from deep as he shot 47% from three this past season.
He worked out with many teams pre-draft, and he also had a very good combine. He was one of the better players during scrimmages. He also posted a very good 41′ vertical jump.
The only big knock on Mason is his size (6’0″), but he is still a great defender due to his quickness and strength.
Some of the best fits for him could be in Washington or Philadelphia. The Wizards are a very good team that had a lot of struggles at the backup point guard spot. Frank Mason could step in and learn behind some great guards in John Wall and Bradley Beal. Philadelphia is also a spot where he could fit in well. The Sixers are bringing in a lot of young talent and Mason could step in and help out. Mason was a very good player in college and he should be able to develop into a great backup no matter where he ends up.